We are excited about the events we have planned for ISSRM ’19. One of the highlights will be the conference field trips. Please note that we have built three outstanding field trips into the conference schedule for Wednesday, June 5; after the morning plenary keynote that day, there’ll be a break in the schedule to allow everyone to go on a trip, returning to Oshkosh in time for an awesome conference picnic at a riverside amphitheater. We also have two excellent post-conference trips planned. All of the trips are described below. Because of our transportation contract, we need to determine this week how many buses we need for the field trips. So, if you haven’t already, please click here and register for your choice today!
Wednesday, June 5 field trips:
- Menominee Nation: Tour of world-renowned MTE sustainable forestry operations and sustainability-oriented tribal college, history museum, and lunch/recreation along falls of the Wild & Scenic Wolf River.
- Necedah Wildlife Refuge and Roche-a-Cri State Park: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge has one of the largest savanna restorations taking place in Wisconsin. On the way back, the trip will stop to visit and hike in Roche-a-Cri State Park, which among other things protects a 300-foot-high rock outcropping and Native American petroglyphs and pictographs, and a stop at a classic Wisconsin supper club.
- Aldo Leopold Center: Tour the Leopold shack and ALF green building/headquarters. During a guided tour of the historic Leopold Shack and Farm, participants will learn about the history and philosophy of Aldo Leopold, walk through landscapes that inspired A Sand County Almanac, and see the famous property where one of our nation’s first attempts at land restoration was launched.
Friday, June 7 field trips:
- Horicon Marsh: Hiking, canoeing, birding, and learning about this unique product of social and ecological processes, the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the U.S.
- Door County Kayaking: Scenic Door County is about a 1.5 hour drive from Oshkosh. Participants will be led on a guided trip through the waters along this beautiful peninsula.
Finally, we also have one pre-conference workshop, a half-day version of Aldo Leopold Foundation’s popular Land Ethic Leaders workshop, which will be held at the conference site on Sunday, June 2. A limited number of seats remain. There is no charge. Register here.
Looking forward to seeing you in Oshkosh for the 2019 ISSRM!
Please email Jessica Hill ([email protected]) if you have any questions.
~ 2019 ISSRM Organizing Committee and IASNR Office